St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Burlington, New Jersey

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New St. Mary's Episcopal Church
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New St. Mary's Church
St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Burlington, New Jersey is located in Burlington County, New Jersey
St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Burlington, New Jersey
Location

145 West Broad Street

Burlington, New Jersey
Coordinates 40°4′37″N 74°51′43″W / 40.07694°N 74.86194°W / 40.07694; -74.86194Coordinates: 40°4′37″N 74°51′43″W / 40.07694°N 74.86194°W / 40.07694; -74.86194
Area 6.2 acres (2.5 ha)
Built 1846-1854
Architect Richard Upjohn et al.
Architectural style Gothic Revival
Governing body St. Mary's Episcopal Church
NRHP Reference # 72000770[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP May 31, 1972
Designated NHL June 24, 1986[2]
Old St. Mary's Church

St. Mary's Episcopal Church is an historic Episcopal parish in Burlington, Burlington County, New Jersey, United States. The original church was built in 1703 and was supplemented with a new church on adjacent land in 1854. On May 31, 1972, the new church was added to the National Register of Historic Places and on June 24, 1986, it was declared a National Historic Landmark.

Old church[edit]

In 1695 settlers acquired land for a cemetery at West Broad and Wood streets. They built St. Mary's Church there in 1703. It is the oldest Episcopal church in New Jersey.

With a growing congregation, the parish decided to build a new church. They commissioned Richard Upjohn to design the church. In 1846 he began the new church on adjoining land at 145 West Broad Street. It was consecrated in 1854.

New church[edit]

New St. Mary's
Church in Shottesbrooke

New St. Mary's Church was constructed between 1846 and 1854. It is one of the earliest attempts in the United States to "follow a specific English medieval church model for which measured drawings existed." This Gothic Revival-style church was designed by Richard Upjohn, who modeled it after St. John's Church in Shottesbrooke, England. It helped firmly establish Upjohn as a practitioner of Gothic design.[1][3] It is a massive brownstone church with a long nave. The crossing is topped by a tall stone spire that has eight bells cast in England by Thomas Mears II at the Whitechapel Bell Foundryin 1865.[4] The church was designated a National Historic Landmark.

Notable burials[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "New St. Mary's Episcopal Church". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. 2008-06-23. 
  3. ^ Churches of England
  4. ^ Intensive Level Architectural Survey, McCabe & Associates, 2002
  5. ^ New Jersey Governor Joseph Bloomfield, National Governors Association. Accessed August 21, 2007.
  6. ^ Elias Boudinot, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed August 21, 2007.
  7. ^ George Washington Doane, Saint Mary's Episcopal Churchyard. Accessed August 21, 2007.
  8. ^ E. Burd Grubb, St. Mary's Churchyard. Accessed August 21, 2007.
  9. ^ James Kinsey, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed August 21, 2007.
  10. ^ Joseph McIlvaine, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed August 21, 2007.
  11. ^ William Milnor, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed August 15, 2007.
  12. ^ Isabel Paterson, Find A Grave. Accessed August 21, 2007.
  13. ^ John Howard Pugh, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed August 15, 2007.
  14. ^ Garret Dorset Wall, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed August 15, 2007.
  15. ^ James Walter Wall, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed August 15, 2007.

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